I’ve been working on a little (almost, not sure if it is really) Fair Isle colour work for a Valentine heart coaster, you could even attach some yarn and make it into a picture to hang up or make a little banner with a few of these attached to it, or a garland. I haven’t written a pattern for colour work before, so please bare with me, I hope it makes sense, if not just send me an email and I will answer any questions:) firstname.lastname@example.org Also if you find any errors do let me know and I will sort them out.
Here we go:
Oddments of beige and red hand spun or DK yarn, DK would look better as it is even.
4mm straight needles
Needle for sewing in ends
Cast on 17 stitches in beige wool.
Knit 5 rows in garter stitch
Row 6: knit 3 purl 11, knit 3
Row 7: knit
Row 8: knit 3, purl 11, knit 3
Row 9: knit 8 attach red, k 1 in red, twist yarns, leave red, knit 8 in beige.
Row 10: knit 3 in beige, purl 4 in beige, twist yarns, purl 3 in red twisting the beige and red as you go, twist yarns, leave red, purl 4 beige, knit 3 beige.
Row 11: knit 6 beige, twist red and beige yarns and knit 6 stitches in red, carrying the beige at the back, twist and leave red, knitting in beige to the end.
Row 12: knit 3 beige, purl 2 beige, twist red and beige on facing side of work and purl 7 in red, twist red and beige yarns, leave red and continue, purl 2 beige, knit 3 beige on end.
Row 13: knit 5 beige, twist yarns knit 7 in red carrying the beige at the back, twist yarns, leave red an knit 5 beige to end.
Row 14: knit 3 , p 2 in beige, twist and purl 7, twist yarns together across, leave red and purl 2 beige, k 3 beige.
Row 15: knit 5 beige, twist red and beige, k 7 red, carrying beige at the back, twist yarns, leave red k 5 in beige.
Row 16: knit 3 beige, purl 2 beige, twist yarns, purl 7 red, carrying beige along, twist yarns, leave red, purl 2 beige, knit 3 beige.
Row 17: knit 6 beige, twist yarns, knit 2 red, twist yarns, knit 1 beige, twist yarns, knit 2 red, twist yarns, knit 6 beige.
Row 18: knit 3, purl 4, twist yarns, purl 1 red, twist, purl 1 beige, twist, purl 1 red, twist, p 4 beige, k 3 beige.
Row 19: knit
Row 20: knit 3, purl 11, knit 3 all beige
Row 21: knit all beige
Row: 22: knit 3, purl 11, knit 3
Row 23: knit
Row 24: knit
Row 25: knit
Row 26: knit
Sew in all your ends and block by dampening your coaster slightly with water and then pinning it into a square shape with pins on a suitable surface, remove when dry.
And there you go.
I am sure this would be much easier as a chart, still working on learning how to chart patterns:)
Happy Monday and enjoy knitting:)